Author Archives: Clay
FAIR WARNING: Game Nerdity Abounding! P and I left the babbies in the care of E and M, and trekked back to Catanzaro’s Botanical Gardens to do a little Ingressing (Green Team Best Team). One of the cooler aspects of the game for travelers are the banner missions you can do in cities you visit […]
Mother, father and I took a mid-morning run back to the mall outside of Lamezia Terme. I wanted to stop by the Bialetti store, and we wanted to check out the HUGE fish section of the Carrefour market that anchored the entire mall complex. It’s about a 40 minute drive from the house to the […]
We started the day with only one goal: Gelato Once everyone was up and moving, we loaded them into the vehicles and made our way to Pizzo, parking right near Castello Murat. A fine lunch was had at SPQR. Those who didn’t get to tour the Castello the first time around, were able to do […]
On Tuesday, we trekked up to Catanzaro, about 20 minutes past Marcellinara, to visit the Parco della Biodiversità Mediterranea, a botanical garden and statue park and raptor sanctuary. The statuary was super cool (there was even a Darth Vader head), and they had a little cafe that served Fanta and gelato (among other things). P […]
Marcellinara 2: The Eclectic… you get the picture Mom, Dad and I took a drive back up to Marcellinara in the morning while the rest of the folks got L to the airport for her trip home to Schmetterlinglund. We started off at the town cemetery, which was cool and old(ish) and made up almost […]
Managed to break a mysterious champagne flute that was on the drinking glass rack while trying to get a drinking glass during dinner. Then, while unloading the dishes, managed to fling a glass container onto ANOTHER glass, shattering both. Spent the evening hunting glass shards and being afraid to touch anything that could break.
Rest day. Swam in Sea. Swam in Sea again with babbies. Orecchiette for dinner. Sunset.
We woke early on this fateful morning. Dishes, sweeping, laundry… prepping the house for the arrival of E and M, the final additions to our party. We managed to bring some order to the chaos of the previous two weeks. Enough, at least, to not shock and awe the newcomers. They arrived in a flurry […]
After a casual morning filled with coffee and bread with jam, we hit the road circa noon and headed for Reggio Calabria, to Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia. Reggio Calabria is 61 miles from the house… it’s about an hour and a half drive (excluding time spent backing down yet ANOTHER murder road, thanks Waze). […]
Today’s travels took our team of travelers to the town of Tropea. Technically, the total team’s tally ticked towards triumph though three tarried tiredly ‘tween the territories of our tenancy. Okay, enough of THAT. P stayed home with the babbies while Mom, Dad, L and I hit Tropea. P & L had already made a […]